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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 2006, 5:33 pm Thread Starter
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Question Rebuild rear shock?

Is the original R100GS shock rebuildable? If not, why did BMW design an expensive part like that to be a throwaway? I'll call Aftershocks and ask, but are there other shops out there that may do it? I do mostly touring--what's the best replacement? What's the advantage of a reservoir system? Thanks in advance for info.

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Is the original R100GS shock rebuildable? If not, why did BMW design an expensive part like that to be a throwaway? I'll call Aftershocks and ask, but are there other shops out there that may do it? I do mostly touring--what's the best replacement? What's the advantage of a reservoir system? Thanks in advance for info.
It may be rebuildable, but the cost might be the deciding factor. Most of the OEM shocks aren't rebuildable, as it's easier to make them that way at the shock factory, so the cost is less. Some of the replacement shocks are non-rebuildable as well, mostly to keep the cost down. The folks at Aftershocks will be able to tell if you bring it by, but I'd bet on it not being rebuildable for the same amout as non-BMW replacement.



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I ended up buying a Works aftermarket shock. It fit perfectly, but the design's a bit different in spring length and preload adjuster than OEM. Honestly, I don't notice a big difference. But, I don't run motocross, and I may be suspensionally challenged.

FYI, Works says there's better cooling of the shock oil with a reservoir. I didn't get a reservoir model. Might make a difference if you're really hammering the bike. Anyone got a temperature sensor on their shock oil? You can't have too many gauges...

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